Instructional Design and Technology - 2020-21 Graduate Catalog
Chair: MD Sarder, Ph.D.
Graduate Coordinator: Fei Gao, Ph.D.
Address: 260 Technology Building
Program Web Page: www.bgsu.edu/ecampus/masters-degrees/med-instructional-design.html
Master of Education (M.Ed.)
M.Ed. in Instructional Design and Technology
Certificate in Instructional Design
The Instructional Design and Technology Master of Education program prepares students to assume learning leadership roles in most environments. Students focus on performance improvement through learning. Through interactive instructional design, students create interactive programs and learning systems to help organizations identify and solve performance problems, evaluate learning solutions and interventions. Instructional Design and Technology also helps organizations adapt to continuous and sustainable change and improvement.
Course work in the Instructional Design and Technology program emphasizes skills in needs analysis, instructional design, instructional strategies, curriculum development, evaluation, cost benefit analysis, interactive media, digital learning theories, new and emerging learning technologies and motivation. These can be blended with course selections from other University program offerings such as technical communication, industrial psychology, human resource management, education, and organization development. Many courses involve projects in business or industry, higher education, or K-12 education settings.
This program will prepare students for the following profit and non-profit career environments: Business & Industry, Public Service, Health Care, Military and Education.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Master's degree, students in the Instructional Design and Technology program are expected to be able to:
- Compare and Contrast theoretical models and competing philosophical positions regarding the study of and/or leadership in technology and learning.
- Analyze organizational or educational problems with theoretical models and established needs assessment techniques.
- Create Instructional Design solutions that are appropriate for organizational or educational problems.
- Design and Conduct research that evaluates the effectiveness of learning programs.
Prerequisites to Graduate Work:
A bachelor's degree in technology, education or a related technical or professional area from an accredited university is required. If the graduate coordinator determines deficiencies in a student's background, additional undergraduate or graduate work will be prescribed.
Applicants seeking admission to the Instructional Design and Technology program should follow the instructions outlined in the graduate admission webpage. Minimal admissions criteria may also be found in this section. All application materials should be sent to the Graduate Admissions Office. In addition, applicants should review the admission requirements specific to the program to which they seek admission.
To earn a Master of Education degree, candidates may pursue one of two plans.
Plan I - Thesis: Under this research-centered plan, students must take a minimum of 33 semester hours of graduate credit, write a thesis, and pass a final oral examination.
Plan II - Major Portfolio: Under this course-centered plan, students must take a minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate credit and create an ePortfolio.
In order to maximize graduate offerings in relation to career goals, the remainder of the degree program is designed by each student in consultation with their graduate advisor. Persons who have undergraduate work in a component area of Instructional Design and Technology may pursue a degree program to broaden their career opportunities. Persons from education, health care, government, military, business or industry may similarly individualize their degree programs. Additional program materials may be obtained from the graduate coordinator.
Please access graduate courses online at http://www.bgsu.edu/registration-records/courses-and-classes/class-course-information.html. Graduate courses offered by the Instructional Design and Technology program use the prefixes: IDT.